Bich Ha Pham is a policy, advocacy, and communications professional with experience in developing and executing strategic advocacy and communications plans that generated significant press coverage, awareness, and policy change for lower-income individuals and communities.
Bich Ha is a Senior Communications Associate with the Democracy Collaborative, where she works on communications and advocacy for various initiatives including the Healthcare Anchor Network. Bich Ha previously worked on a number of exciting projects, including the path-breaking campaign that resulted in New York City support for worker cooperatives, as well as the community wealth building policy work at the NYC Public Advocate's office as Director of Policy. Bich Ha’s previous roles also included being the Executive Director of the Hunger Action Network of NYS and the Policy Director at FPWA.
She has authored a number of research and policy publications, including “Advancing Economic Opportunity in New York City – The Role of Credit Unions, Community Banks and Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs)” and “The State of New York’s Social Safety Net for Today’s Hard Times”.
She has extensive media experience and has been interviewed by The New York Times, NY1 News, Associated Press, Reuters, In These Times, The Village Voice, international media, and various radio stations. She received her Juris Doctorate from New York University School of Law and BA from Washington State University.
- Build Healthy Places Network
Many anchor institutions are also major landowners in their communities, and many are already engaged in housing programs such as employer-assisted housing. Anchor institutions can and should employ CLTs to maximize the impact of their long-term investments in housing for their workforce, and utilize and support CLTs to help build more inclusive communities around their institutions more generally.
- The Wharton Health Care Quarterly
A growing number of forward-thinking healthcare anchor institutions have taken up an “Anchor Mission” to realign all institutional resources to fight long-standing inequities at their root by building community wealth.
Anchor collaboratives are stronger and can accomplish goals that once seemed out of reach by combining efforts and resources. However, forming an anchor collaboration isn’t automatic; it takes effort and time to get institutions to see their common interests and potential alignment. The article discusses some ways it can work.